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Jamal Masood (CuriousJM)
Worked at UP Power Corporation Ltd.
Attended University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee)
Lives in Lucknow, UP, India
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Retired
Employment
  • UP Power Corporation Ltd.
    Retired Chief Engineer, 1963 - 1998
  • Government of Uttar Pradesh, India
    Advisor, Power Sector Reforms, 1998 - 2000
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Lucknow, UP, India
Previously
Obra, UP, India - Bareilly, UP, India - Rampur, UP, India - Roorkee, UP, India
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Introduction
I have spent major part of my service career spanning about 38 years, in Designs, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Automation/Sequential Control of large capacity, Coal fired Thermal Power Plants.

At senior level I was in-charge of Reform Action Group created under the aegis of World Bank to suggest ways and means of improving the Power Sector of the State of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Post retirement I was also Advisor to the State Government on Power Sector reforms.

I am now hooked on to Google Earth and was an active member of (now frozen) Google Earth Community (GEC) where I had made more than 5000 posts under the pseudonym of CuriousJM. (List of Major Posts).

GEC was frozen by Google on May 1, 2015 and I am now an active member of it's successor Google Earth Community Forums.

I am also one of the curator of +Artistic Google album of Google+ and am actively involved in creating digitally modified/enhanced images of Google Street Views which are shared in Google+. My creations can be seen in this Album or in my Google+ Collections as well as in my blog: Google Street View Art

I have three blogs based on Google Earth and Google Street Views. These are;

First two of the above blogs got a mention in the  One World Many Stories released by Google to mark the occasion of one billion downloads of Google Earth.
Bragging rights
More than 99 Million (and counting) views in Google+. This number shows how many times my contents including my Photos, Posts etc. have been seen by others.
Education
  • University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
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Pointe de Bornor
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #sunset   #bangor   #france  

Pointe de Bornor, Bangor, Island of Belle Île, off the coast of Brittany, France

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/HoTuPm4kAcC2.

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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Cherry Blossom at Fukushima
#cherryblossom   #oldest   #japan  
Re-sharing an old post from past. This more than 1000 years old giant cherry is one of the three oldest cherry trees in Japan.

More info about these old cherry trees in my "Travelogue Of An Armchair Traveller" (http://goo.gl/L08B92)
 
Cherry Blossom at Fukushima
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #cherryblossoms   #fukushima #japan  

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).

This more than 1000 years old giant cherry is one of the three oldest cherry trees in Japan. Known as the Miharu-Takizakura cherry tree, its branches spread out to over 22 metres from edge to edge with its root having a circumference of 11 metres. It is listed in national heritage list of Japan. 

The Miharu town had suffered badly in the the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami but the tree survived and continues to bloom. It has since become a symbol of resilience and hope. (http://goo.gl/Vle2As)

This is a digitally modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at http://goo.gl/maps/2bNZt
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Les beautés du monde sont là pour nous apaisé.
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Old Authors Amongst Old Books

Re-sharing an old post from past!

Old Authors Mural on the wall of Brattle Book Store, Boston.
 
Old Authors Amongst Old Books
#artisticgoogle   #googlestreetview   #USA   #Massachusetts  
For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Penelope Taylor +Rob Robinson 

Old Authors Mural on the wall of Brattle Book Store, Boston.

This is a digitally modified Google Street View. Original GSV is at http://goo.gl/maps/lXCq. For enhancing the mural, I have taken the artistic liberty of replacing it with processed image of the mural from Flickr Creative Commons Image (http://goo.gl/mYz5f) by jbcurio (http://goo.gl/yuxF0)

Inside view of the book store is also available but it cannot be entered by dragging the pegman over it. I was lucky to find the way in (http://goo.gl/maps/Z0rF) and was tempted to use the inside view. However I felt that mural and the old walls/books would provide a better artistic view.
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Cool
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Ship Stranded Amongst Skyscrapers
#googlestreetview #puzzle

Can you find this Ship Stranded Amongst Skyscrapers in Google Maps or Google Earth? If yes, please visit Fun and Games section of Google Earth Community Forums (http://googleearthcommunity.proboards.com/thread/2844/ship-stranded-skyscrapers) and post your answer there. Clues and answer will also be posted in that Forum.
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Bird in Flight
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview #bird  

Somewhere on the Île de la Passe, Salomon Atoll, British Indian Ocean Territory.

This is a digitally enhanced/modified Google Street View. The original GSV is at https://goo.gl/maps/8Xmb5a8GZc72.

Credits: fencergirl4 via Mapcrunch http://goo.gl/c0047v

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Hazel C. +Rob Robinson +Patrick Sheeran and +Jamal Masood (me).
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Muito lindo
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Reaching to the Sky(e)
#bridge   #skye   #scotland  

Re-sharing an old post from past. An unusual slope on the Skye Bridge connecting the Scottish mainland with the Isles of Skye.
 
Reaching to the Sky(e)
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Penelope Taylor +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn

Unusual slope on this bridge makes it appear as if one is travelling to the sky. Co-incidentally the bridge is known as Skye Bridge as it connects the Scottish mainland with the Isles of Skye.

This is a digitally modified Google Street View. Original GSV is at http://g.co/maps/4jqr5
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嗯。有點害怕
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Bosco Verticale - World’s First Vertical Forest
#architecture   #greenbuilding #skyscraper   #unique   #trees   #milano   #italy  
This blog is about the lesser known but beautiful, wonderful, huge, unique and sometimes bizarre places around the World. Started on January 1, 2009, it is an outcome of my association with Google Earth Community, which I joined on Sept. 29, 2006. Since then I have been regularly flying to ...
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Mas que interessante!!! 
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Tree House
#googlestreetview #puzzle

Can you find this Tree House in Google Photosphere or Google Street View? If yes, please visit Fun and Games section of Google Earth Community Forums (http://googleearthcommunity.proboards.com/thread/2858/tree-house) and post your answer there. Clues and answer will also be posted in that Forum.
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Water Tank House
#strange   #architecture   #watertower  

A water tank converted into a full house with five bedrooms!
This blog is about the lesser known but beautiful, wonderful, huge, unique and sometimes bizarre places around the World. Started on January 1, 2009, it is an outcome of my association with Google Earth Community, which I joined on Sept. 29, 2006. Since then I have been regularly flying to ...
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100 Million Views

A Big Thank You to my followers and viewers.

My Google+ profile page today shows more than 100 million (100,115,040) views.

This figures represents how many times my content has been seen by other people, including my photos, posts, and profile page. (https://goo.gl/1WdO3F)
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Thank you +Yvonne Ruffio and +Richard Stawell 
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Golden Bridge of Michigan
#bridge   #michigan   #usa   #canada  

Re-sharing an old post from past!
 
Golden Bridge of Michigan
#artisticgoogle #googlestreetview

For +Artistic Google curated by +Jan McCartney +Penelope Taylor +Rob Robinson +Amos Bairn

International Bridge between USA and Canada at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. (http://goo.gl/haJtu)

This is a digitally modified Google Street View. Original GSV is at http://g.co/maps/8hcnh
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Turbine
#googlestreetview #puzzle

Can you find this giant turbine part in Google Photo Sphere (blue dot)? If yes, please visit Fun and Games section of Google Earth Community Forums (http://googleearthcommunity.proboards.com/thread/2841/turbine) and post your answer there. Clues and answer will also be posted in that Forum.
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